Migrants in the Chilean Labour Market: a story of successful Integration?
February 9 2021
In recent years, Latin American countries have experienced rapidly increasing flows of intraregional migration as migrants flee poverty, political instability and violence. This process has been facilitated by immigration legislation that poses few obstacles to this migration. However, little research has focused on how well Latin American migrants integrate into the local labour markets of their destination countries, both in terms of whether they find employment opportunities and, just as importantly what type of employment they find.
This event draws on the paper using the Sehnbruch et al. (2020) multidimensional Quality of Employment Index to analyse how migrants are integrating into the Chilean labour market, which has received a sharply increasing number of migrants during the last five years in a context of stable institutional and political arrangements for migrants.
Speaker: Kirsten Sehnbruch (Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow, LSE III)
Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt (Department of Social Policy, LSE)